Yogurt is a good source of calcium AND it’s good for your gums.
“We actually have some studies that were done on children that show that pre and probiotic in yogurt, when they touch the gums, have a benefit to oral health. So, we did find reduced cavities in some children who were big yogurt eaters.”
Cole says 1-2 SERVINGS of yogurt per day will be enough for you, and your mouth, to benefit.
Apples and celery are said to contain substances that fight gum disease and the texture helps scrub food particles as you chew.
CRANBERRY JUICE keeps cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to teeth.
IT’S NOT ONLY WHAT YOU EAT, BUT WHAT YOU USE TO EAT OR DRINK, THAT CAN ALSO SPARE YOUR TEETH.
“So, certain things that we know are acidic, that we know have a tendency to break down the enamel of our teeth, if you’re using a straw those things will go past our teeth. So, those things like sodas, orange juice, coffee- anything that we know has an acid that deteriorates enamel.”
So, use a straw if you drink any of the above. Coffee through a straw is enough to make you quit coffee! Hey, maybe that is a good way to ween yourself off of it.
According to SELF Magazine, good food choices for your smile include carrots and cauliflower, which help keep teeth clean. Low-fat cheeses, strawberries and oranges help keep teeth white. I never heard of rubbing strawberries or orange peels directly on your teeth. But SELF says strawberries and orange peels are like a tooth polish.
Good Friday. Good Health. ~Maria
- Common Oral Health Problems (everydayhealth.com)
- Mouth and Teeth (education.com)
- 7 things that can ruin your smile (foxnews.com)
- Rubbing toothpaste on your teeth ‘quadruples protection against decay’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth by Pam Ayres (mylibrarycardworeout.wordpress.com)
- Four Foods for a Brighter Smile (self.com)
- Enamel Erosion (flossit.wordpress.com)
- Tips for Healthy Baby Teeth (drtereza.com)
- Dental Filling Options for Cavities (everydayhealth.com)
- Brush Up on Healthy Teeth : A Quiz for Parents About Simple Steps for Kids’ Smiles (education.com)